I’m proud to be part of a blog tour for Will MacMillan Jones’s book promotion. Will is an author whom I got to know via open mic sessions, book fairs and some of his work in book form. Will is a great character and his books are, too. I’m including two reviews of his books. Enjoy!
This is the first book by the author that I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it:
It is a humorous and gripping story of a haunted house. When an estate agent goes missing just after she showed Mister Jones a house he’s connected with, he becomes a suspect in the investigation. He’s hiding something from the police, but we don’t know what. The atmosphere of this is spooky, lightened with the humour and some quirky characters. The author knows just how to create tension and suspense but not to overdo it. The book has a clever plot, and is a very compulsive read.
His visit to the house has awoken that which was sleeping: how many must be taken before IT can be laid to rest?’
For Sale again is Mister Jones’ family home: a house he had known and feared since his childhood. On a nostalgic whim he decides to visit the house, with disasterous results. The house reacts to his appearance and the estate agent who is showing him around vanishes. Shortly afterwards the next agent appointed to handle the sale of the property also disappears.
Mister Jones wants nothing to do with the property. His visit has awoken old memories for him, and the memories are not pleasant. But it is clear that something else has also been awoken by his visit, and when he is begged to help find the young agent who has vanished, he can no longer avoid the responsibility of facing his legacy of evil, and dealing with the curse laid upon the house.
But what will happen when he faces IT, and who will emerge alive?
If you knew just how much of this story is true, how well would you sleep tonight?
Portrait Of A Girl
Does lightning ever strike twice? It would seem so for the unfortunate Mister Jones. After a harrowing encounter with the paranormal in The Showing, once again he again finds himself in mortal danger on the borders of that shadowed world.
An antique painting holds a strange fascination for him – and others. What does the girl in the portrait want from Mister Jones and from the others who become entranced by her beauty? And can she be stopped before she unleashes her ancient evil into our modern world in a lake of blood?
‘This is a great read. I literally devoured it in less than 24 hours. If you liked The Showing… it’s better. Spooky. It reads a bit like Sheridan LeFanu or Guy de Maupassant. Awesome. Classic horror short story, except this isn’t short. It’s a full novel. Just wanted to clarify, it READS like a classic horror short story. Tight, spare and invoking tons of imagination.’
The House Next Door
Mister Jones thought that he was finished with the world of the paranormal: but the paranormal world hadn’t finished with him… His next door neighbour is attracted to a statuette and takes it home. Shortly afterwards, her mother is brutally murdered, – and that isn’t the only death. As the casualties mount and the dead roam free, can Mister Jones stop the tide of evil?
When Sheila Balsam finds herself compelled to buy a genuine antique in a strange little shop, she didn’t bargain for what came with the statuette – and Mister Jones finds himself once again drawn into the dangerous world of the paranormal : this time via the house next door.
An ancient evil has found a way to break from his enchanted prison and the only one who is going to stand in his way is the unfortunate Mister Jones, who seems destined to live in interesting times.
The Curse Of Clyffe House
This is the second book by Will that I’ve read.
Mister Jones just doesn’t seem to be able to catch a break. This time he’s getting involved in supernatural ghostly and spooky adventures on his holiday. With MacMillan’s unique blend of laughter with scarier and darker tones this is yet another excellent installment of this series. Set in beautiful South Wales we get location mixed with athmospheric setting. Jones and Sheila are an excellent double act and Eric, who joins them later, brings even more colour to the mix.
This is hugely enjoyable, intense and rewarding.
It was supposed to be a holiday, time away whilst his friend and neighbour wrote a book about their last adventure. But as soon as Mister Jones arrives at the holiday cottage things start to go wrong, and waking up to find a skeleton in his bed is only the start. Terror stalks this cottage and before long Mister Jones discovers an ancient Evil is plotting to wreak devastation across the land; and it plans to start with his death.
Poison, fear, and a horrific Shadow from long ago stand between their survival: can Mister Jones and his friend defeat the Curse of Clyffe House and live?
Coming In The Summer Of 2017
Mister Jones discovers more about his family in this fifth novel about his adventures. A relative he had never known appoints him both executor of his estate, and the beneficiary should the main beneficiaries have died before him. Surprised and curious to learn more about his family and their past, Mister Jones journeys to the mist haunted eastern coast of England, and the village of Hawkstowe.
There he finds that his family have an unsavoury reputation locally for their dealings in black magic, and that his arrival is viewed with fear and horror. So scared are the locals that Mister Jones might herald a return to the dreadful times they experienced many years ago that they decide to burn down the house in which he is staying.
Mister Jones must confront demons, monsters, and members of his family both living and dead to escape with his life and his sanity intact.
Meet The Author Will Macmillan Jones